Monday, June 23, 2008

Check Out My Bruise

Do you like the color purple? Especially when it is outlined in blue? There's nothing quite as pretty as a hoof mark on the thigh. Here are shots of my bruise on Day 1:

Day 2:



ranchette said...

ouch. take an aspirin! or four.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Ouch is right. I hope it is just nasty looking and not overly painful too.
But what a beautiful mix of blue and purple-LOL.

Flying Lily said...

Oh my - that must have hurt. When you join a club, you do it up right!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Ooooh, look at all the pretty colors!
Seriously you should get that looked at to make sure everything's alright.
Hope it's not too painful,OUCH.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, ouch!! And, he didn't even mean to kick you, imagine what he could have done if he had wanted to! They are such strong critters. This is why we have to be so careful and aware around them. It's a good reminder. People roll their eyes or laugh at me, when I put gloves on for lunging/long lining (sometimes even just leading if there's something potentially scarey about) or take other safety precautions. I've heard/seen enough to know that it's better safe than sorry.

I hope your leg isn't too painful.


Twinville said...

Looks like a pretty flower.


Hope it's not too sore. Wear that hoofmark with pride, girlfriend.
You earned it. (Wait. That didn't sound right)
You earned it because you didn't just throw in the towel during all that chaos, but treated it as a learning/training exercise....

I would have probably just packed Bombay back in the trailer immediately after the kick and went home...but not you!
No, you are tenacious, bold and brave.

Yay, you!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I'm on Day 7 now, and the bruise is now purple on the outside, blending into red, and the center is yellow. Unfortunately, I developed a hematoma in the yellow section, so I'm walking around with a big old lump. I'm debating on whether or not to see a doctor. Around here the doctors just say, "Yup! That's a hematoma." And then they send you home without any treatment, which is a total waste of time and money. I read that some people have had their hematomas drained over a series of sessions. If it won't hurt me and will eventually dissipate, I can live with it. The true test will be riding a horse and squeezing with my thighs.

onthebit said...

OUCH! Your bruise def. kicked my bruses ass!